Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina
Settings: Institutions of Higher Education, High Schools and Community Service Centers, and Public Awareness and Education
The Children's Trust of South Carolina will support young parents through comprehensive community strategies to achieve four project goals: increased number and quality of services for expectant and parenting teens, fathers, families and students – and increased awareness of said services; increased educational attainment among expectant and parenting young mothers and fathers; reduced number of repeat teen births; and improved parenting skills.
Multiple communities in the state will work with a group of collaborators towards the goals and objectives of the project, and address specific determinants outlined by the project. Programming in each community will be provided through a "hub-and-spoke" model utilizing partners (e.g., schools, community-based organizations, clinics, and state agencies) with the greatest chance of impacting graduation rates, parenting skills and repeat teen pregnancy. This approach allows for a community to bring partners to the table to develop a full continuum of services, and build strong community buy-in all led by a lead community agency.